thurs thru 3/27/2022: peter max: cosmic advertising: a new exhibition at poster house offers a rare glimpse at the early work of peter max, the most commercially successful pop artist to emerge from the psychedelic ‘60s. a selection of max’s trippy graphics, which have adorned everything from the manhattan yellow pages to the body of a boeing 777, will be on display thru march of 2022. poster house (flatiron), $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free admission to all on fridays. >>

thurs thru 12/8: pamela council: a fountain for survivors: nailed it. artist pamela council unveils an 18-foot-tall fountain covered in 400,000 acrylic nails, the latest in their fountains for black joy sculpture series. duffy square in times square, free. >>

thurs thru 10/24: electric’s west side story (on the lower east side): emmy-winning playwright, director, and performer william electric black takes a wide-ranging look at the classic musical west side story, its place in history and today, and the issues it presents. theater for the new city (east village), $18 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

🎃 thurs thru 10/21: sixth annual brooklyn horror film festival: with a focus on new york-made horror and lgbtq+ curation, this year’s brooklyn horror film fest scares up six short film blocks and 14 features, including lucile hadžihalilović’s earwig, netflix’s vampire thriller night teeth, gaspar noé’s lux eterna, and more. nitehawk cinema, williamsburg cinemas, and stuart cinema, various prices. >>

thurs thru 10/17: chelsea film festival: the ninth edition of the chelsea film fest showcases 141 films by emerging filmmakers from 21 countries, along with industry talks, master classes, filmmaker q+as, and more. regal union square and online, $15. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
climate-inspired films from the 11th annual creative climate awards at pearl street triangle (cumbo) >>
superman at 28 liberty’s south plaza (fidi) >>
forbidden planet at east river esplanade (murray hill) >>
grease at the washington square park arch (greenwich village) >>

thurs 4-10pm (+ 11/11): uptown night market: the outdoor food and entertainment extravaganza returns to west harlem with 40+ local vendors, live performances, and artisans. 12th avenue and west 133rd street, free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: lyrics, lit + liquor: theater artist and writer amanda miller hosts a variety show filled with crime fiction, poetry, live music, comedy, and subculture-themed trivia. gene frankel theatre (noho), free. >>

thurs 8pm: queer brooklyn: a literary evening: lgbtq+ poets, playwrights, musicians, and fiction writers share their latest works and examine brooklyn’s queer history during this one-night-only literary salon. irish haven bar (sunset park), free. >>

🎃 thurs 8pm (monthly): galactic terrors online reading series: enjoy stories from beyond the shadows and live q+a with the authors during the galactic terrors live reading series, presented by the horror writers association new york chapter. online, free. >>

thurs 8pm: mortified: from journals to angsty poetry to home movies, adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts at the mortified storytelling show, returning to littlefield (gowanus) for the first time since the start of the pandemic. $12. >>

thurs 8pm: off the record: comics tell it like it is at the off the record comedy show, returning to the nook café and craft beer bar (bushwick) with standup by rebecca o’neal (comedy central), brittany carney (comedy central), martin urbano (kimmel), dylan adler (hulu), and rachel mccartney (pbs). hosted by by ben siy-hian and chloe mcgovern. free. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts maggie maxwell and andre medrano ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. tonight’s edition features anthony devito (comedy central), leclerc andre (fallon), emily winter (one day smarter), alysia brown (vulture), and kendall farrell (sirius xm). friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

thurs 8pm: (thru sat): stand up à la mode: add something cool to your night out when the stand up à la mode comedy show takes the stage at local ice cream shops. thurs: tipsy scoop in williamsburg (free admission, ice cream will be available for purchase); fri + sat: ample hills creamery in gowanus ($10 admission includes a free small ice cream). >>

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we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

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